Woman arrested at Atlanta airport, 14 pounds of cocaine seized

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say they arrested a woman with more than 14 pounds of cocaine at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Sunday.

The woman, a United States citizen named Laura A. Guizado, arrived on a flight from Lima, Peru and was referred for a secondary inspection. In her baggage, officers found “a white powdery substance concealed in purses, jackets and llama skins,” according to Customs, adding that the substance tested positive for cocaine, weighing 14.44 pounds with a street value of about $450,000.

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Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Guizado, of Harrisburg, Pa., was taken into custody in the Clayton County jail, charged with trafficking cocaine and violating the Georgia controlled substance act.


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